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Dog Breeds A-Z

Dog Breeds A-Z

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Dog Breeding Software and Kennel Management Software
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 ==== ====For Dog Breeding Tips Check This Out!www.dogbreedingsoftware.net ==== ====Finding the perfect pet is difficult when there are so many different breeds to choose from. Usethis guide to learn more about a few of the different breed available. Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan Malamute is the oldest Arctic dog breed in the world and was bred as a working dog.They were used to pull sleds as well as hunt. This is a friendly dog that makes a great family pet.They love children, but aren't fond of the company of other dogs. They are a smart breed that canlearn quickly but tend to get bored easily. To groom this breed you will need to brush their fur out weekly. Some of the health concernsassociated with this breed include growth problems, eye problems, and hip dysplasia. Bloodhound The Bloodhound, also referred to as the St. Hubert's Hound or the Chien St. Hubert, is a Belgiumbreed that was bred tracking and hunting. This is one of the oldest hound breeds in the world.They typically grow to be between 23 and 27 inches tall and they usually weigh between 80 and90 pounds. They have a short smooth coat that is waterproof. Their coat colors vary betweenblack and tan and red and tan. Red Bloodhounds can also be found. They have folds of skinaround their face and neck which help to gather scent and direct it towards their nose. To care for this breed you will need to rub down their coats with a wet towel a few times a week.Their toenails will also need to be clipped on a weekly basis. Their ears also need to be tended toon a regular basis. For exercise this breed needs daily runs and lots of play time. To keep theirminds stimulated you may want to introduce tracking games. This breed has a few healthconcerns that you should be aware of: hip dysplasia, inverted eyelids, and bloating. Boxer The Boxer is a German breed that was created by crossing a Bullenbeisser, an unknown breed,and an English Bulldog. This breed was originally very aggressive and used for fighting and baitingbulls. However, over the years this breed lost their aggressiveness and it has become bettersuited for family life. The boxer is a mid-sized dog breed that typically stands between 21 and 25 inches tall. Theyusually weigh between 66 and 70 pounds. Their coat is short, smooth and shiny. Their coat cancome in a variety of colors and have several different marking patterns. Some of the mostcommon colors Boxers have include white, brindle, and fawn.
 
 Brussels Griffon The Brussels Griffon, also referred to as the Griffon Belge, the Griffon Bruxellois, and the BelgianGriffon, is a small Belgium dog breed that was used to kill vermin in horse stables. This interestinglooking little fellow stands between 7 and 8 inches tall and weighs in at a whopping 6 to 12pounds. They come in two varieties, rough hair and smooth hair. Both versions can be found withblack, black and tan, or red colored coats. To care for this little dog you will want to brush their coat several times a week to prevent mattingand to remove debris and dirt. They can usually get enough exercise to stay healthy by playingindoors, however, they also enjoy spending time frolicking outside and going for short walks. Thisdog will need to be trained and you will need to be consistent with your praise and corrections. Ifyou plan on breeding this dog you should understand that they have a very difficult time whelpingand only about 60 percent of puppies make it. In addition to reproductive problems, this breed alsohas respiratory issues and eye problems. Chihuahua The Chihuahua is a Mexican breed that was discovered about 100 years ago. They are a toy dogthat stands between 6 and 9 inches tall and they typically weigh less than 6 pounds. Their coatscome in two variations, short and long. The long coat is soft and can be either straight or wavy.The short coat is soft and dense. Both coat variations can come in just about any color or colorcombination. To care for this breed you will need to groom their hair daily for the long haired version, and asneeded for the short hair version. This is an indoor pet that is not suited for extended periods oftime outside. However, they do enjoy playing outside and going for short walks. To manage thisbreed's temperament you need to socialize it and train it early. Some of the health concerns thatare associated with this breed include kneecap problems, eye problems, and tracheal problems. English Springer Spaniel The English Springer Spaniel, also referred to as the Norfolk Spaniel, is a British breed that isknown for being the oldest spaniel breed in the world. They were originally developed as a huntingdog. Their name derives from the springy steps that they take when on the hunt. Today this breedis still used as a hunting dog, however, they also make a great family pet if trained and socializedproperly. The English Springer Spaniel requires regular grooming to keep its coat shiny and clean. The besttype of brush to use on their soft coat is a stiff bristle brush. Bathing should only be done whenthey need it. This breed also needs a lot of exercise. Long walks and plenty of play time in theyard or in a fenced in park each day will keep them healthy, happy, and out of trouble. Fox Terrier (Smooth) The Fox Terrier (Smooth) is a cute little dog that originated in England as a vermin hunter. Thisbreed was grouped with the Wired Fox Terrier until 1984 when it was established as its own
 
unique breed. Today this breed is still used to hunt vermin, however, it is also used as a family pet. The Smooth Fox Terrier is a playful, energetic breed that loves playing with kids. If you have otherpets in your family this breed may chase them, especially if they are small like cats. And they maytry to take the dominate role if you have other dogs. To keep them happy and healthy they willneed lots of exercise, lots of mental stimulation, and a lot of attention. They are intelligent andrespond well to obedience training, however, they have a stubborn streak that may keep themfrom coming to you when you call them, especially if they are having fun. Fox Terrier (Wire) The Fox Terrier (Wire), also called the Wire Fox Terrier, is a British breed that was developedback in the 19th century as a vermin hunter. This breed most likely descends from the Beagle,Shropshire and Cheshire. Today, this very active dog breed is used as both a family pet and avermin hunter. This little dog stands about 15.5 inches tall and weighs between 16 and 18 pounds. Their haveshort wiry hair that gives them a plush look. Their coats should be predominantly white with tanand/or black markings. This dog makes a great playmate for kids. However, you will want to becareful what other pets you pair this dog with as it has a tendency to chase anything that is smallthan it is. Greyhound The Greyhounds is an Egyptian breed that was originally used to hunt wolves, wild boars anddeer. This breed was originally associated with aristocracy and high class citizenship. Today thisbreed is used for racing, hunting and for pets. The Greyhound is a tall athletic dog that stands between 27 and 30 inches tall and weighsbetween 60 and 70 pounds. They usually have a short, close coat that comes in a variety of colorsincluding: multi-color, white, blue, fallow brindle, black, and red. This dog is truly a gentle giant thatare great with kids. Since they were bred as hunting dogs they have a natural instinct to chaseanything smaller then they are so they may not be the best house mates for small pets. Puli The Puli, also called the Pulik, the Hungarian Puli and the Hungarian Water Dog, is a herding dogthat originated in Hungary. It is a medium sized dog that stands between 14 and 19 inches tall andweighs between 20 and 40 pounds. They have a shaggy and weatherproof outercoat and a softwooly undercoat. Their coloring is usually pretty dark. The most common colors found in this breedinclude black, dark rust, gray, and apricot. Sealyham Terrier The Sealyham Terrier, is a terrier breed that originated in Wales. This breed most likely developedfrom crossing the Cheshire Terrier, the Welsh Corgi, the Dandi Dinmont Terrie, the West HighlandTerrier and the Fox Terrier. It is a small dog that only stands about 12 inches high and it weighbetween 18 and 20 pounds. They have a coat similar to the Scottish Terrier, however, their coat

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